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Burning .AVI with nero 7 to dvd+r dl discs-Help!

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  1. DeAdGrEy

    DeAdGrEy Member

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    Ok, i have updated my firmware, have purchased verbatim media, and last night tried to burn 2 avi files to a dl with nero 7 3.5.2.1 .
    it looked as if it was going to work but when i got up this morning the burning process had went nowhere. it was still how it was when i left it last night. I do know i had files that put it right up to the 8gb mark but am not sure if this matters. I could really use some help.
     
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    First, it should not take more than an hour to burn at the slowest of speeds.

    What are you trying to do. A standalone DVD player will not play AVI files.

    Post your Nero log.
    c:\program files\ahead\nero\nerohistory.log but DO NOT post your serial number which usually begins with '1A21' or similar.
     
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    ok well i figured it, they just didn't want to burn because both movies on the same dvd were to big by a tad. Soooo what i could really stand to learn now is this, is there any progs that can be used to reduce or compress the size of a a video file so that it still plays well but can be more easily fit on the dvd?
     
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    ok so i have that prg, but i have never used it, could you maybe go into a lil detail about it? btw , thank you for all this help, i sincerely appreciate it
     
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    ok so yea, see? i really need to find something i do this with on .avi files. i mean, if i download a file from a p2p that is a part 1 of a movie, its always usually under 200mb.'s and i can burn 4 clips to a single layer dvd and those files are always mpg or .avi, usually .avi's. so how do they do that?
     
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    Try Nero Recode.
    AVI file compression depends on the codec used
    Google AVI MPEG compression
     
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    ok, i'll do that now, nero recode i presume re-compresses a file?
     
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    OK lets get this thread sorted out.

    Not correct there are SOME that will.

    Take a look at this basic guide on how I burn my AVI files using NeroVision, theres a more comprehensive guide by alkohol in my sig.

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_jump.cfm/356114/2104525

    The version of Nero you are using is a "buggy" version. Uninstall, run this clean tool, http://ww2.nero.com/nero7/enu/Nero7_CleanTool.html and then install a later version, I recommend 7.5.9.0 available here

    http://www.filehippo.com/download_nero_7_premium/?1881

    If your AVI file is around 700mb (normal length movie) then it SHOULD fit onto a DVD5.

    Normal completion time from transcoding to burning can take UP to 2 hours

    Neither Nero Recode or DVD Shrink will handle AVI files.
     
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    Not many have one.
     
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    @56delray, Most of the information you have posted is in fact incorrect..please make sure of your facts before posting as it can be very misleading.
     
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    gwendolin, thank you for the links. I wanted to say that my main reason for starting the thread was because there were none that i could find that were specific to just nero and avi's with concerns to burning onto dual layer dvds. I infact had to start trying to learn how to burn dl's because movies i was downloading were turning out to be to big for a single disc when opened in nero to burn. the file would say it was like 400-700 mb.'s but when opened in nero would expand to a full disc sometimes for burning, This is something that i would deffinately like to have explained to me.

    I have read in other threads about you and have also read some of your posts, so i do know that you are known for your working knowledge of nero. as for the version of nero i have,i did download updates to it and i was succesful in burning a dl if i didn't try cramming it right up to the 8 gb. mark, but there in lies the problem i am faced with now. I was only trying to put 2 movies on the disc, both being approx. 700 mb.'s in file size yet when opened for burning in nero, each expands to over the 4 gb. mark. hence my last couple of posts in this thread to learn how to possibly reduce the files size if it were possible since i have no understanding of why the movies expand from a file size 700 mb. to over the 4 gb mark. If you could please help i would be ever so grateful.

    the other gentleman was a bit helpful, but well, I knew he didn't know all the facts when he said avi's don't play in stand alones because I havea cheap $30 dollor dvd player from wal-mart that has played every single layer dvd i have burned.( it's a symphonic by the way.) But I do thank him For his assistance anyways as he did help to give me idea's.

    But here are the 2 things i would like to know if possible please? Why do the files expand in nero? And if they can't be stopped from expanding, then is there a program that works for avi's in reducing there size? whether it be through a different compression of through some kind of lossy editor type program? I thank you for any information you can give me and apologize for the novel i have left for you guys to read.
     
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    You will find that a normal movie of around 2 hours in duration will be about 700/750mb AVI files, which as you know, when converted will become around 4+ Gb...I have never had any problems fitting them onto a standard DVD5....if it's too big then Nero normally warns me and advises quality may be reduced...no problems there as I have NOT noticed any quality reduction.

    I wouldnt recommend trying to fit 2 movies onto a DVD9...I think you'll strike problems more often than not.

    Go to the guides tab at the top of the page, go to DVDR: Copy DVD to DVDR and check out some of the guides there.

    These are for movies that are already written to disc.
     
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